“Never Stop Exploring” by Aleksandra Mihelič

"Never Stop Exploring" by Aleksandra Mihelič

Hello dear 49 and Market fans and friends. I’m still in summer mood, so I’m continuing with my summer creations for you! This time I decided to use the gorgeous Island Paradise papers and laser cuts. I love this collection! It is full of gorgeous, soft summer colors and the illustrations are so amazing! So I wanted to do a home decor piece, so I can decorate my home with it in these beautiful summer months.

"Never Stop Exploring" by Aleksandra Mihelič
“Never Stop Exploring” by Aleksandra Mihelič

I used mdf base in the shape of a seashell and I traced it onto a paper from the Island Paradise collection. I then cut it out and attached it onto a mdf base with Finnabair soft gel. I covered the paper with clear gesso on top to seal it and give it some protection. I then used some Island Paradise laser cut shapes and built a composition around the main element on the background paper – a beautiful boat on the sea. I also added some Archival Chipboard pieces from “Never Stop Exploring” and some beautiful flowers from Vintage Shades Potpourri in blue.

"Never Stop Exploring" by Aleksandra Mihelič

I decided to add some real seashells to the composition to make it more interesting. Some of the elements have a 3d foam at the back, so that they pop out, which adds dimension and interest to the whole piece.

At the end I added some art stones and mini art stones with soft gel and some splashes with heavily diluted white acrylic paint and a brush.

"Never Stop Exploring" by Aleksandra Mihelič

Products I Used:

IO87728 Island Paradise: Time to Coast
Island Paradise – Time to Coast

IO87780 Island Paradise: Laser Cut Sheet
Island Paradise – Laser Cut Sheet

AB-88695 Never Stop Exploring Archival Chipboard
Never Stop Exploring Archival Chipboard
VS-87162-Vintage-Shades-Potpourri-Blue
Vintag Shades Potpourri – Blue

I love how this home decor piece came out and I hope you’ll like it too!

Thank you for taking time to stop by. Enjoy your days and see you back soon!

Check out Aleksandra’s blog for more of her work!